Requirements To become service connected (SC) for a disability: 1. Event/Issue in service 2. Current diagnosis 3. Doctor connecting 1 and 2 There are other avenues which include presumptive conditions, like if you were deployed under certain circumstances (like Vietnam, OEF/IEF, etc…), or if a chronic condition appeared within a year after you got out. There are also secondary […]
Short Answer Yes you can. Read on.
Service connection may be established for a disability resulting from diseases or injuries which are clearly present in service or for a disease diagnosed after discharge from service, when all the evidence, including that pertinent to service, establishes that the disease was incurred in service.
Today, I want to talk to you about a question that a lot of Veterans ask me: If I get a 100% rating, should I continue fighting the VA for benefits? Let’s jump right into the answer. Many Veterans perceive the 100% rating as the end of the line. The sign of victory over the Hamster Wheel. But….….is it […]
There are two types of service-connection: Direct and Presumptive There are three requirements to establish direct service-connection for residuals of injuries and diseases; In-service documentation of an injury or disease. A current condition with a medical diagnosis and a medical nexus connecting 1 and 2. “Before November 2000, when the VCAA was enacted, veterans had to obtain a medical diagnosis of a current […]